Literary Sisters has – so far – been fairly fiction-centric in its focus. So it’s high time to feature a poet on the blog. It’s my great pleasure to include an interview with the very talented Zodwa Nyoni, a Zimbabwean-born performance poet and playwright.
I’ve shared a stage with Zodwa, and can attest that she’s an electifying performer. She has appeared alongside national and international poets such as Jackie Kay, E.G Bailey and Ugochi Nwaogwugwu; competing at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam (New York City, USA 2006) representing the UK and auditioning for HBO’s Def poetry Jam USA. She won a one-year poets residency at BBC radio Leeds’ ‘New Black Programme’(Nov 06-Nov07). Her theatrical work has been featured at the Ilkley Festival and her debut play, ’The Povo Die Till Freedom Come’ is currently on tour from November- December 2010 with Freedom Studios as part of their Street Voices 3 program....Read more at Rachel Connor's website